Got Tiki?

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Feraud, May 17, 2007.

  1. Phil

    Phil A-List Customer

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    I love tikis and the whole Polynesian culture. It's always fascinated me.
    I think I also found my theme for my dorm room next year.

    [Edit] Maybe MK could add a tiki bar area. I'm not sure what the point of it would be, but who doesn't like the look of a tiki bar?
     
  2. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    I think it's the only representation of "the other side of the tracks" in Newton that I've been to!
     
  3. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    Well, not to redirect you away from FL, but there is a Tikiroom on the web that can assist you if you need inspiration for a tiki room. People there get quite obsessed with their projects! Be sure to post pictures if you do it. My house was built in 1910 so it's totally inappropriate if I do it!
     
  4. Murph351

    Murph351 One of the Regulars

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    Hey, your house lived thru the heyday of Tiki so I'm sure it could be appropriate. By the way, who checks if it is inappropriate??:D
     
  5. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    My house checks. It's a self-haunting house. Every time we change something, some other part of the house breaks or fails. When we renovate the bathroom, I expect the cracks in the plaster ceiling in the kitchen to double in length. But, with Summertime coming, I am rather smitten with the Tiki so perhaps we'll do a Tiki space in the garden.
     
  6. Murph351

    Murph351 One of the Regulars

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    If anyone needs to stock up on stuff for their Tiki Room,
    you should check out this sale/event this weekend in San Clemente, ca:
    http://www.tikifarm.com/
    I went last year and had a great time.
    Some really fun and talented artists.
     
  7. Mike K.

    Mike K. One Too Many

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    WOW!!! I just found out that a friend of a friend is remodeling. As a result, I just acquired an entire tiki bar w/stools (for free). I'll be going to pick it up in the next day or so, and will have photos posted as soon as I possibly can. I'm so excited!! :D
     
  8. Good deal! Do post pictures. :D
     
  9. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    Father's day gift

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    lol I bought these for my husband hee hee. He knows I'll use them as much as he will, but since I'm the house bartenter it's only fair that I have a say how the drinks are served. The 2 brown ones are vintage; the new green one is a rather pricey Tommy Bahama cup, but I liked the "Relax" imperative on the side of it. One of the vintage ones has 2 green "emeralds" for eyeballs.

    Any other new purchases/rooms/drinks etc. out there now that Summer is upon the Northern Hemi?
     
  10. Staredge

    Staredge One of the Regulars

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    I love tiki. Some of the Chippies might know this place:

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    I still remember going there as a kid. Probably why I love the tiki/island/parrothead life so much. Don't have much tiki though. Couple of torches on the deck....some plastic stuff we got at the party store. I need to start slowly collecting.

    (Any chippies wanna hook a brother up & pick me up a cup from Kon Tiki????)
     
  11. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    The mug on the left is vintage Mai Kai, isn't it? ;) Love it!

    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  12. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

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    And while I'm at it...

    Picked this guy up in the Keys...

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    Cheers,
    JtL
     
  13. Murph351

    Murph351 One of the Regulars

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    Here's a tapa cloth hanging lamp I made for my Tiki Room.

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    Wow! that is really beautiful! And cool too!
     
  15. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    You know, I was so busy looking at her body I didn't catch her name!lol
    I'll check tonite - I think both mugs are from the same place tho.
     
  16. Solid Citizen

    Solid Citizen Practically Family

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    Tiki LAMP Etc.

    Murph351

    Was your lamp constructed @ a tiki lamp class.
    Saw a fellow @ Tikicentral.com offering classes in
    the past?

    Lamp looks TERRIFIC :eusa_clap

    Caroline

    Like yout T. Bahama "Relax" tiki mug. They were for
    2007, my understanding is that T. Bahama after years
    of making a yearly collectors mug decided to stop doing
    it (?)


    Solid Citizen ;)
     
  17. Murph351

    Murph351 One of the Regulars

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    Yup, Monkeyman's first Tiki Lamp Day.
    Loads of fun and a cool lamp at the end of the day.
     
  18. Caroline

    Caroline One of the Regulars

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    How awful! I'm going to file a complaint! This is my first "new" mug. They had a little display of "stuff" like card & dice sets, mugs, plates, and other like items circe 2008 fathers' day, but the store may have just held them over from last year. Boo!

    Can you believe, when I suggested to some friends that we go to their local tiki place which was warmly reviewed as a "tiki time door", that they responded with "well if you want to go to a dive..." ! :eek:
     
  19. Solid Citizen

    Solid Citizen Practically Family

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    Tiki FaNaTiCs

    Caroline:

    Believe there are a number of Tiki fans here
    @ the FL. Spend a lot of time at the Tiki web
    site you referenced.

    Speaking of Tiki "dives" (sic) we just lost another
    one here in the Wash. D.C/ Virginia area "The Pacific"
    in Sterling, Va just filed Chapter 11. Seems we now
    have to settle for Oriental Restaurants with REAL
    Tiki Drink Menus. UGHhhhhh! [huh]

    Solid Citizen :(
     
  20. A tiki restaurant being a Dive!? Where did they want to go? Chilis? :p
    We lost a very cool one out here years ago---The Lanai. It had a water feature going all the way around the inside of the place and the Scorpions....:eek: :D:cheers1:.
    Well, we still have a very small Forbidden Island nearby anyway. [huh]
     

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